Okra, also known as ladies' fingers or ochro, are the unripe seed pods of the okra plant. These vegetables are prized for their mild, sweet flavor and distinctive texture. Okra have a pleasantly slimy mouthful and can be used as a natural thickener for foods.
Uses: Okra can be prepared similarly to other green vegetables such as stir-fried, steamed, or boiled. The sliminess of okra can be reduced by cooking it with acidic foods such as tomato.